Resources and links

You may find it helpful to explore some of the resources on this page before your assessment, to give you a better understanding of stress illness, and whether the SIRPA approach we use at ACACIA Freedom from Pain is the right one for you.


Some of the following books are more readily available in the UK than others so you may want to shop around. For this reason, we haven’t included links to any particular online stores. You may find secondhand copies or e-reader versions more cheaply.

Scott Brady MD Pain Free for life

David Clarke MD They Can’t Find Anything Wrong!: 7 Keys to Understanding, Treating, and Healing Stress Illness

Dan Neuffer CFS Unravelled: Get Well By Treating The Cause Not Just The Symptoms Of CFS, Fibromyalgia, POTS And Related Syndromes

Georgie Oldfield MCSP  Chronic Pain: your key to recovery

Steven Ray Ozanich  The Great Pain Deception

John E Sarno MD   The Mind/Body Prescription

John E Sarno MD  The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders

David Schechter MC Think Away Your Pain

Howard Schubiner MD Unlearn your Pain

Howard Schubiner MD & Allan Abbas MD Hidden from View

Recovery courses

Georgie Oldfield offers an online SIRPA Recovery Programme which you can access by clicking here*

Curable is an app which is dedicated to recovery from chronic pain.

TMS Wiki offers a free Pain Recovery Program.

Dan Neuffer offers an online programme called ANS Rewire for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and related conditions.

Films and video

All the Rage is a documentary about the life of Dr John Sarno and his approaches. which you can access on demand or download.

There are a number of helpful videos on the PPD Association website.

* Affiliate link: ACACIA Freedom from Pain receives an affiliate fee when you sign up to the SIRPA Online Recovery Programme via this link; the cost of the programme is not affected.